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    RE: Motorbike transport
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    315 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Vietnam
    LEEDv4 - College Building Which Rating?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    788 Ankur Khandelwal
    LEED Analyst and Energy Manager
    Green Living, LLC
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    RE: Previously developed floodplain
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    114 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Czech Republic
    RE: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ET S) Control Required
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    312 Magda Aghababyan
    CEO
    Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd.
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    Malaysia
    RE: Bus service in opposite directions
    in Healthcare-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Recommendations for Home Energy Monitoring Systems
    in Mid-Rise v4: Advanced utility tracking
    3 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    Glass Canopy over new concrete
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    287 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: using construction rubble for mine rehabilitation
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    434 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    Updating documentation with consistent or more recent dates?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    800 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: SFI now allowed??
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    482 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Exhaust system tests
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    364 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: District Central plant heating only
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,456 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Central Plant - Condenser Loop
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    317 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    new ACP featuring Dynamic Plaque
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    37 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: ISO 50001 ACP Timeframe
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    120 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    How to draw the 11 degree line to identify unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v4: Quality Views
    1 P Hariharan
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    LEED CI 2009 _ MR Cr1.1_Tenant Space- Long Term Commitment
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    40 Kusha Dogra Sehgal
    Aecom
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    Thailand
    RE: Calculation based on chilled water meters
    in Retail–CI-v2009: On-site renewable energy
    10 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: Performance period and construction
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    46 Kasandra Martin
    Designer
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: EAp2
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    104 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: Exemplary Performance?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    108 José Solis
    Big and Bright Strategies
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: Room Input Report
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    250 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: Implementing all improvements in one renovations phase at a time
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.2: Existing Building Commissioning—Implementation
    36 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: CxA selection
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.3: Existing Building Commissioning—Ongoing Commissioning
    39 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: CREC purchase
    in CI 2009 EAc4: Green Power
    106 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: credit for renewables on site?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    189 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    Vietnam
    RE: Cooling tower cycles
    in NC-v4: Cooling tower water use
    17 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Apr 24, 2016
    RE: correction for online reference guide
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    73 Theresa Backhus
    Sites Technical Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    v4
    in Schools-NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    United States
    PIf4 Uploads - Site Plan Required
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    5 Dee Spiro
    Sustainability Director
    Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    PV Panels
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    106 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    MRP3- minimum square meter for group certification
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    RCI CORR Information
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 John Danby
    Sustainability Administrator
    UC Davis Health System
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    United States
    RE: ISO 50001 ACP
    in EBOM-v4: Energy efficient best management practices
    2 Rock Ridolfi
    Commissioning Analyst
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sweden - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Kingdom - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Argentina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bolivia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kuwait - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lebanon - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Oman - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Qatar - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saudi Arabia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Syria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nicaragua - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Panama - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Kitts and Nevis - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Trinidad and Tobago - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahrain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: "integral to the water-proofing system"
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    85 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Compliant wood & agrifiber products available in China
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    52 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Project Manager
    ARP-Astrance
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United Arab Emirates
    Paints & coatings products available in China
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    77 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Project Manager
    ARP-Astrance
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United Arab Emirates
    Flooring systems products available in China
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    117 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Project Manager
    ARP-Astrance
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United Arab Emirates
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Argentina
    LCA questionnaire for Master thesis
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    16 Arturs Alsins
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Transfer Air for IEQp1 achievement
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    155 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    Portugal
    RE: Storm Interval and Drawdown
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    281 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    RCI CORR Information
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 John Danby
    Sustainability Administrator
    UC Davis Health System
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    United States
    RCI CORR Information
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 John Danby
    Sustainability Administrator
    UC Davis Health System
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    United States
    Galvanize Repair
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    521 Sean Kirk
    Construction Specialist
    Amec Foster Wheeler
    Sun, Mar 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: CI - ID Credit for Cooling Tower Collection
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    166 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    Rooftop Greenhouse
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    22 Sarah Nugent
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    United States
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    Argentina
    RE: Motorbike transport
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    315 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    Vietnam
    RE: Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    19 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    United States
    Supermarket in a spead shopping center.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Heraldo Muñoz
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Argentina
    parking area under cover
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    133 ANNA SUN
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    China
    Pilot Credit 101
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    115 Kiyomi Kurooka
    Associate
    DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    United States
    Hybrid Urinals
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    105 Nilda De Coutte
    Fundacion Ciudad del Saber
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Panama
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    Option 1 Path 2 Temperature and Humidty Requirements
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    332 Amy Harmon
    Scheeser Buckley Mayfield
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    2016-04-18 17:20 United States
    Calculation based on chilled water meters
    in Retail–CI-v2009: On-site renewable energy
    10 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
    Aqua Terra (Panama) S.A.
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    2016-04-18 16:56 Panama
    preventive maintenance program
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    54 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    2016-04-18 15:10 United States
    Multi Scene Control for Lighting
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    81 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    2016-04-18 14:29 Mexico
    Metered urinals...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    123 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    2016-04-18 12:06 Romania
    Automatic metered urinals
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    217 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    2016-04-18 11:54 Bulgaria
    Hose bibs - permanent irrigation
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    75 Petr Lhoták
    Sustainability Consultant
    Skanska Czech Republic
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    2016-04-18 08:31 Czech Republic
    Clarification on EVSE demand response requirements
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    15 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    2016-04-18 06:26 Ireland
    Defintion of the term "Legal Wood"
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    9 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sun, Apr 17, 2016
    2016-04-17 10:40 Argentina
    Venlilation Spaces Only
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,456 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Sat, Apr 16, 2016
    2016-04-16 03:43 Bangladesh
    LEED user Assembly Calculator for Certified Wood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    482 Esther Kohout
    Kohout Woodwork, Inc
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    2016-04-15 15:45 United States
    Separate Storage Enclosure
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    2016-04-15 09:01 United States
    Modeling DCV Savings for Proposed Building
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    152 Bernard Sagaiyaraj
    Director
    Blue Snow Consulting and Engineering Sdn. Bhd.
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    2016-04-15 08:04 Malaysia
    Reuse of window glass for contstruction fill
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    78 Maria Glädt
    White Arkitekter AB
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    2016-04-15 06:12 Sweden
    Ventilated Interior Door
    in Homes-v4: Advanced utility tracking
    1 Mitchell Toews
    Lynden Door | VanAir Design
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 14:57 United States
    Service hot water pumps in the baseline
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,456 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 12:03 United Kingdom
    MPR3 - Hotel in Mixed Use Building
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    3 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 10:24 United States
    MPR2 - LEED-CI Hotel Portion and Shared Mechanical Systems
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    455 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 10:11 United States
    Documenting the Pilot Credit with International Standards
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    41 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 08:38 Colombia
    Precertification - Regional credits
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    800 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 02:40 Czech Republic

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